A friend once told me that she would have started keto-dieting if not for the costly nature of keto-diets. Yes! This is a common misconception, but it is not entirely true. In fact, adopting a keto-diet could be the most cost-saving eating style you could engage in. All it requires is your creativity and ability to combine the least costly keto-friendly food recipes to give you a unique tasty keto compatible meal.
Are you still finding it difficult to come up with one? No need to worry, as we have sieved through our keto-diet repository and come up with a list of keto-compatible, cheap, and easy to prepare meals. Here are some suggestions.
1. Keto Dalgona Coffee
If you are a morning coffee lover like myself, Dalgona Coffee is something you need to give a try. This sweet beverage is not only keto-compatible but it is also vegan and easy to customize with your favorite low carb sweetener.
The presence of unsweetened almond milk in the recipe for this superb drink offers you abundant calcium and vitamin D. The calorie content is also very low with about 86 calories and 0.6g net carbohydrate per serving.
To make a serving all you need are:
- 2 tbsp Instant coffee
- 1-2 tablespoon granulated sweetener
- 2 tablespoon boiling water
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Handful of ice
2. Crunchy Keto Cinnamon Chaffles
I never knew I could enjoy a gluten-free waffle that is equally cheap and easy to prepare until I tried this delicious recipe. One of the unique things about this meal is that it tastes just like cheesy eggs and its filling nature makes it a perfect choice for your breakfast.
The ingredients used in preparing this Chaffles are all keto-friendly and loaded with beneficial nutrients. The use of almond flour in place of regular flour increases the protein content of the diet and the presence of Cinnamon offers you enough antioxidants and improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin hormone. Are you the type that is conscious of food aroma? The presence of vanilla gives this snack a scintillating aroma and as well improves your hair growth and clear acne.
Talking of the time required for its preparation, 2 servings of this snack will only take about 20 minutes to prepare and the calorie content per 2 servings is just 450 calories with only 4g net carbohydrate.
To prepare Crunchy Keto Cinnamon Chaffles, all you need are;
- 1 tablespoon of almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 shake of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Check out the direction for preparation here!
3. Cauliflower Hash Brown
Although, this meal may take much of your time but believe me, the end product is worth the time invested. This crispy on the outside and soft on the inside dish is very easy to prepare. Additionally it saves cost as it only needs six important ingredients which are all commonly found in the food shelf of every keto dieter.
Not only is this dish a perfect choice for breakfast, but the presence of egg and cheese makes it a food you can rely on when you need energy for a long day. With the presence of garlic and black pepper, you also stand the chance of benefiting from the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of these versatile food spices.
A serving of Cauliflower Hash Brown may take you 45 minutes to prepare and the calorie content is around 164 calorie per serving and net carbohydrate of 3.2g.
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 small head grated cauliflower (about 3 cups)
- 1 large Egg 3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper